Leventhal powerhouse criminal

THE LEVENTHAL FIRM is a powerhouse, boutique law practice dedicated to criminal defense in both state and federal court. Lead Trial Attorney, Andrew Leventhal, Esq., and Managing Partner, Yvonne Rodriguez, Esq., are the heart and soul of this Law Firm – both trial lawyers have defended more than 15,000 criminal cases combined and have tried almost every criminal case imaginable before a jury. Andrew and Yvonne are incredibly passionate attorneys, both deeply immersed in criminal law – they spent a combined 15 years vehemently challenging the criminal justice system as Los Angeles Public Defenders before they left public practice in 2015 to build this Firm. The desire to challenge is the essence of THE LEVENTHAL FIRM, and with that, results are the only thing that matter.


Andrew Leventhal is a dynamic, passionate, and charismatic criminal defense attorney. Andrew spent seven years battling in the courtroom trenches as a Los Angeles Public Defender; it is here that Andrew developed a reputation for being a fearless trial lawyer... Read More



Yvonne Rodriguez is THE LEVENTHAL FIRM's Managing Partner. Her work-ethic is unmatched - Yvonne’s hard-working style leaves every client feeling confident and secure that no stone is left unturned before the case ends. Yvonne doesn’t sleep at night if she... Read More


In Part 1.1, we discussed when the Fourth Amendment applies. Stated another way, we learned precisely when a police officer must justify intrusions into our personal space or property. In Part 1.2, we will discuss what the government must show to render a search or seizure reasonable. The justification rules depend upon whether or not… Read more